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Cognitive Dissidents

Monopolies and Innovation

Cognitive Dissidents
Cognitive Dissidents

Jacob and Rob break down the Jerome's latest Fed announcement, inventory and manufacturing cycles, China's interesting new approach to semiconductors, and the inherent danger of monopolistic industries. They venture into the auto world and discuss recent issues with scaling up EV production, before turning to macro-trends and the geopolitical trends (in Mexico, Israel, and Saudi Arabia) that are driving CI's macro strategy.



(00:00) - Intro

(02:23) - The Fed/Rates

(07:31) - Global cycles

(11:54) - China's new semiconductor

(13:54) - Monopolies and innovation

(22:15) - EV demand and production

(32:31) - CI's macro moves and geopolitics

(36:34) - Mexico, risk, and manufacturing

(43:00) - Suadi Arabia, war, and oil


Referenced in the Show:


CI Site: cognitive.investments

Jacob Site: jacobshapiro.com

Jacob Twitter: x.com/JacobShap

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Cognitive Investments is an investment advisory firm, founded in 2019 that provides clients with a nuanced array of financial planning, investment advisory and wealth management services. We aim to grow both our clients’ material wealth (i.e. their existing financial assets) and their human wealth (i.e. their ability to make good strategic decisions for their business, family, and career).


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